U.S. 27 onto Chestnut Street closes for 30 days starting Aug. 24

Map detailing street closings

Map shows U.S. Route 27 closing to Chestnut. Click to enlarge image {+}

by Claire Wagner, university news and communications

The two-year project to widen and resurface a mile of U.S. Route 27 between Southpointe Road and Chestnut Street brings a temporary barrier to Chestnut that is estimated to begin Aug. 24.

Drivers will not be allowed to turn onto Chestnut from U.S. 27/Patterson Avenue, nor access U.S. 27 from Chestnut for approximately 30 days while work is completed at the intersection. See the attached map for details. The actual start date and length of the closure depends on how weather affects the work schedule.

The detour will have drivers continue north on Patterson/U.S. 27 and turn left at Spring Street.

Below are some detour options to avoid passing the U.S. 27/Chestnut intersection from U.S. 27 south of Oxford.

Coming into Oxford from the Hamilton area

Avoid U.S. 27 by taking state Route 177 to state Route 73. Go left (west) on state Route 73 to U.S. 27/Patterson and the Miami University campus. Go right (north) on U.S. 27 to left on High Street to downtown Oxford.

Two options to come into Oxford from the south/southwest

1. Take U.S. 27 to Stillwell Beckett Road. Turn left (west) on Stillwell Beckett to Kehr Road. Turn right (north) on Kehr to Chestnut Street. Turn right (east) on Chestnut. Turn left at Main Street to arrive in uptown Oxford or continue and turn left (north) on Campus Avenue, Oak Street or Maple Street onto Miami University’s campus.

2. Take U.S. 27 to Stillwell Beckett Road. Turn left (west) on Stillwell Beckett to state Route 732. Turn right (north) on state Route 732 to Chestnut Street. Turn right (east) on Chestnut.  Turn left at Main Street to arrive in uptown Oxford or continue and turn left (north) on Campus Avenue, Oak Street or Maple Street onto Miami University’s campus.

This Google map of Oxford and the surrounding area may help drivers chart a detour.

The Ohio Department of Transportation is also adding turn lanes and upgrading traffic signals as part of the project that started in May 2014.

Delays are expected during high traffic periods on other sections of the one-mile work section. Drivers are asked to allow a few extra minutes and to help ensure the safety of the construction workers by remaining alert, reducing their speed and watching for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.